End Of Life Care For Infants, Children And Young People With Life Limiting Conditions: Summary Of Nice Guidance

Title

End Of Life Care For Infants, Children And Young People With Life Limiting Conditions: Summary Of Nice Guidance

Creator

Villanueva G; Murphy MS; Vickers D; Harrop E; Dworzynski K

Identifier

10.1136/bmj.i6385

Publisher

British Medical Journal

Date

2016

Description

Children and young people can have a wide range of life limiting conditions and may sometimes live with such conditions for many years. This guideline recommends that end of life care be managed as a long term process that begins at the time of diagnosis of a life limiting condition and entails planning for the future. Sometimes it may begin before the child’s birth. It is part of the overall care of the child or young person and runs in parallel with other active treatments for the underlying condition itself. Finally, it includes those aspects related to the care of the dying. This guideline was commissioned with the aim to standardise end of life care for infants, children, and young people living with a life limiting condition, and thus promote equity and consistency. Important themes are to involve children and young people and their parents or carers in decisions about their care, facilitate their care in their preferred location (most likely home), and plan for day and night care. This article summarises the most recent guidance from the recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the planning and management of end of life care in infants, children, and young people.

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Citation List Month

February 2017 List

Citation

Villanueva G; Murphy MS; Vickers D; Harrop E; Dworzynski K, “End Of Life Care For Infants, Children And Young People With Life Limiting Conditions: Summary Of Nice Guidance,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10750.

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